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Dream of Eden: From the Permanent Collection at the BYU Museum of Art
To many artists of the early 19th century, the Americas seemed like a new Garden of Eden, a land teeming with natural bounty and correspondingly abundant in aesthetic possibilities. In a newly installed exhibit from its permanent collection, the BYU Museum of Art displays a selection of works typifying the Eden theme in visual art. Michael Call (chair of Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature at BYU), Laura Howe (graduate student in art history and curatorial studies), and Rachelle Woodbury (graduate student in comparative studies) all join Thinking Aloud's host Marcus Smith in a conversation about the Edenic theme's manifestation in art.—Original airdate: 8/16/2006

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